Antonio López García (Tomelloso, b. 1936)
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Antonio López García (Tomelloso, b. 1936)

Mujer sentada

Antonio López García (Tomelloso, b. 1936)
Mujer sentada
signed, inscribed and dated 'ENERO A. LOPEZ/GARCíA 54.' (lower centre)
oil on canvas
45 x 35½ in. (114.5 x 90 cm.)
Painted in 1954, alternative title: Muchacha sentada
M. Brenson, F. Calvo Serraller, E. J. Sullivan, Antonio López García. Dibujos, pinturas, esculturas, Madrid, Lerner y Lerner Editores, 1990 (illustrated in color p. 54).
J. M. Jove, Antonio López, Lucio Muñoz, Julio Hernández y Francisco López, Madrid, Sala de la Dirección General de Bellas Artes, Ateneo, 15 February 1955, no. 77 (illustrated in black and white).
Antonio López, Catalogue raisonné, no. 9, illus. p. 87.
Madrid, Ministerio de Educacin Nacional, Exposición Nacional de Bellas Artes, 1954, no. 71, p. 16.
Madrid, Sala de la Dirección General de Bellas Artes, Ateneo, Antonio Lpez, Lucio Muoz, Julio Hernndez y Francisco Lpez, January 2nd 1955, no. 5.
Madrid, Salas del Círculo Cultural Tiempo Nuevo, III Concurso Nacional de bolsas de viaje para artistas plásticos, May 7-17th 1955, no. 71.
Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofa, Exposición antológica. Antonio López. Pintura, Escultura, Dibujo, May-July 1993, no. 9, illustrated in colour p. 87 and in black and white p. 263.
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Lot Essay

After having studied at the San Fernando Fine Arts School, Madrid, along with Julio López Hernández, Lucio Muñoz and his then wife, María Moreno, Antonio López became the most important and influential figure of the so-called 'Madrilean Realism'. His mastery in the treatment of light, atmosphere and form has often been related to hyperrealism, but the mystery of his portraits, interiors and landscapes place his work in a more profound and hermetic territory of art.
Mujer sentada (Woman, seated) is an extraordinary example of the early skills of the artist to engage with his viewer and imbue his figures with a sense of solemnity via the means of accurate line and colour. The figure here, concentrated looking at an infinite horizon, finds balance in an otherwise uneasy architectural space.
A seated nude figure entitled Academia by García sold Christie's Madrid, 6 October 2004, lot 22 (344,250 euros).

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